Rachelle Gagnon Chair

Rachelle Gagnon is a sea­soned exec­u­tive with exper­tise in Human Resources. She is cur­rent­ly Vice-Pres­i­dent, Peo­ple and Cul­ture for Cham­plain Seafood, one of the world’s largest proces­sors of pre­mi­um lob­ster and crab, with com­pa­nies in New Brunswick, Nova Sco­tia, and Mass­a­chu­setts. Pre­vi­ous­ly, she was Vice Pres­i­dent of Group Insur­ance for Assump­tion Life in Monc­ton, NB. She has held the roles of VP of Admin­is­tra­tion and Client Expe­ri­ence, VP and Chief of HR, Orga­ni­za­tion­al Devel­op­ment and Sales Com­pen­sa­tion, hav­ing worked with the com­pa­ny for over 25 years.

She cur­rent­ly par­tic­i­pates on var­i­ous com­mit­tees and boards; besides Learn­sphere, she is a mem­ber and past chair of the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Mar­itime Chap­ter of ICD (Insti­tute of Cor­po­rate Direc­tors), and is a Board Direc­tor with Genoa Design Inter­na­tion­al, a leader in pro­duc­tion design and 3D mod­el­ing ser­vices to ship­build­ing and off­shore industries. 

She has par­tic­i­pat­ed on many oth­er boards: as Chair of the Board of Direc­tors of NB Liquor, Vice-Chair of Ser­vice New Brunswick, and Pres­i­dent of the Human Resources Asso­ci­a­tion of New Brunswick (HRANB). She also sat on the Board of Friends of the Monc­ton Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, The Greater Monc­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce and is a for­mer Board Mem­ber of the Cana­di­an Coun­cil of Human Resources Associations. 

She taught for many years sev­er­al mod­ules of the Human Resources Man­age­ment Pro­gram at UNB, NBCC-Monc­ton and CCNB-Dieppe on job and org design, recruit­ment, and retention. 

She is a grad­u­ate of Uni­ver­sité de Monc­ton and the Uni­ver­si­ty of New Brunswick (UNB) with degrees in psy­chol­o­gy, pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion, and has an MBA. She com­plet­ed the Direc­tor Pro­gram of the Insti­tute of Cor­po­rate Direc­tors and holds the des­ig­na­tions of ICD.D and CPHR

What Learn­sphere has accom­plished and con­tin­ues to strive for is very impres­sive and I’m pleased to sup­port the orga­ni­za­tion as a Direc­tor on the Board.’